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Half of all Trump voters falsely believe he won the popular vote

Half of those who voted for President Trump in the 2016 election falsely believe he won the nation's popular vote, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday reveals.

Among all voters, 59 percent correctly say Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but only 40 percent of Trump voters agree. Clinton received 2.8 million more votes than Trump, who claims without evidence that 3 to 5 million votes for Clinton were fraudulent.

Trump voters are not the only ones to be conveniently misinformed, the survey results show. Though they are more likely to have correct knowledge of the 2016 results, nearly a quarter of Clinton voters — 22 percent — say she won the Electoral College vote. In reality, Trump won with 304 electoral votes to Clinton's 227; that is why he is president.